Cristy Michealson Transtrum was called home to our Father in Heaven’s arms on November
28th of 2021 in Pocatello Idaho. She was 68 years old.
Cristy was born on June 14th of 1953 in Montpelier Idaho to Alton and Velma Eborn
Michaelson. She was the youngest of the family and stuck out like a shiny penny in a wishing
well as Cristy looked very different from her siblings.
Cristy was raised in Saint Charles Idaho where she played in the fields, rode horses, and
brought home every injured animal she came across to nurse them back to health. Velma
dreaded every time her youngest daughter brought home an animal because if the animal were
to pass away, Cristy would take it extremely hard and cry for days if not weeks. Cristy knew from
a young age, she wanted to nurture, and heal the Lord’s children.
After graduating from High School, Cristy set her sights on Weber State University and
graduated with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She then returned home to her beloved Bear
Lake Valley where she practiced nursing at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital for over 40 years. The
sacred art of nursing was a joy she lived for in all aspects of her life.
Upon returning to Bear Lake, she later met and married Robert James Transtrum. Robert and
Cristy had three children during their marriage, Jamie, Chad, and Lindon. Cristy’s second child,
Chad, only needed a body and swiftly returned home to our Father days before Cristy gave
birth. Cristy was a faithful and life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints. She received several callings in the church but none more precious to her than playing
the piano in the Primary.
Cristy is survived by her children, Jamie Transtrum and Lindon (ChiVon) Robert Kennedy
Transtrum. Cristy is also survived by her siblings, Arthur (Shauna) Michaelson, and Carolyn
Michaelson Moore. Finally, Cristy is survived by various nieces and nephews, cousins, and her
The viewing will be Friday, December 10th from 6 PM - 7 PM at the Saint Charles Church. The
second viewing will be Saturday at 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM, followed by the funeral services at
1:00 PM at the St. Charles Church In lieu of flowers, please give donations to the Bear Lake
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